LeMarchant Street Mixed Use Facility Halifax, NS
The LeMarchant Street Mixed Use Student Facility is located in the heart of the Studley Campus at Dalhousie University, at the south-west corner of LeMarchant and South Streets. Aligning with the university’s strategy of campus intensification with a goal to achieve a compact urban form, the project design has a five storey, 300 bed mixed-use student residence facility with a two storey service podium at grade. Targeted as LEED® Gold, the project provides a mix of apartment-style accommodations of various sizes with flexible welcoming spaces on the residence levels. The building is designed as a "three finger" building to maximize the number of beds and access to daylight, with two rooftop landscaped courtyards located between the three wings. The lower two floors will be the new home for a number of University departments and functions. The character and experience of these spaces is enhanced by the two storey atrium that brings vibrancy in through the use of rich and robust building materials, the 230' long skylight and 30' tall sections of uninterrupted glazed curtain wall. The west Galleria will also serve as a future link between the podium activities and the new University facility to the west. The project was produced in association with Zeidler Partnership Architects of Toronto.